One York Street

Evening street view of One York Street Green Reason’s Role: LEED Consultant One York Street is a new mixed-use development south of the Gardiner Expressway in downtown Toronto’s new South Core district. The project is a 35-storey office tower targeting LEED Canada Core and Shell Platinum certification. Adjacent to Union Station, the 800,000 square foot tower rises above a four storey podium which houses 200,000 square feet of retail space, with indoor access to the PATH network. The new office building features occupant controls for heating and cooling as well as access to daylight and views to provide a comfortable and healthy work environment for employees. Green Reason is currently working with the project team to ensure the building remains on track for Platinum certification. Read More ›

Spectrum Square

Green Reason’s Role: LEED Consultant Spectrum Square is a 1.3-million square foot complex consisting of four multi-storey office buildings and a six building restaurant campus located on Mississauga’s new Bus Rapid Transit route on Eglinton Avenue West. This is a fresh take on office parks, which are often car-dependent due to lack of transit and amenities. Along with direct access to the BRT and an array of culinary options on site, occupants at Spectrum Square enjoy a comfortable and healthy work environment which includes collaborative workspaces, glare-free indirect lighting with light sensors, raised-floor HVAC for constant fresh air and individually controlled temperature vents. Green Reason has was involved since the design phase, assisting the project team in keeping LEED strategies on track. The building was awarded LEED Canada Gold certification for Core and Shell by the CaGBC. Read More ›

TD Living Roof

Green Reason’s role: Project Managers and Sustainability ConsultantsTo demonstrate their on-going commitment to sustainability, TD Bank decided to go green when upgrading the aging roof of their flagship Mies Van Der Rohe Banking Pavilion at the TD Centre in downtown Toronto. The new vegetated living roof provides improved thermal resistance, reduces urban heat-island effect and limits stormwater run-off. In addition, the design preserves the existing roof grid pattern which is a protected element of the designated heritage building. As sustainable project managers, Green Reason worked with the team from initial feasibility investigations through to completion of the construction process. The Globe and Mail called the green oasis in the middle of the financial district “surreal and thrilling. Check out the time-lapsed video of its construction. Read More ›

Coca-Cola

Green Reason’s Role: LEED Consultant Coca-Cola Canada relocated its headquarters to a new 3-storey, 100,000 square foot addition on top of the Toronto Sun building on King Street East. Coca-Cola is one of several large corporations that have been drawn to downtown Toronto by accessible public transit, the condo boom, and pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods. Designed around a central atrium to provide natural light, the new space embraces collaboration with open concept offices and bright meeting rooms inscribed with inspirational quotations. As LEED Consultants, Green Reason worked with the project team to ensure Coca-Cola’s new headquarters achieved LEED Canada Silver for Commercial Interiors. Read More ›

Goodes Hall

Green Reason’s Role: LEED Consultant Queen's University School of Business offers some of Canada's most prestigious business programs. In order to accommodate growth, the Goodes Hall Expansion is a 10,200 square meter addition to the School’s existing restored 120-year old building. Green Reason came onboard late into the project, initiating a comprehensive review of the design and ensuring all LEED credits were properly documented. The LEED Canada NC Gold certified space is intended to encourage community and interaction between faculty, staff and students in all of Queen’s School of Business’ programs. Read More ›

Markham Stouffville Hospital Expansion

Green Reason’s Role: LEED Consultant Markham Stouffville Hospital is an acute care and community hospital serving south-east York Region, which has tripled in population since the hospital was first built in 1990. To meet the needs of the ever-increasing community, an expansion was built which is annexed to the original building. In keeping with the hospital's Greening Initiatives that encourage sustainable practices, and to provide a healthier work environment for the staff and patients, the decision was made to pursue LEED certification for the expansion. Despite joining the project late into construction, Green Reason assisted the project team in pulling together the undocumented credits in order to achieve the targeted certification of LEED Canada NC Silver. Read More ›

Workopolis

Green Reason’s role: Project Managers and LEED Consultants Workopolis, a major online provider of career solutions, was seeking a new concept for their expanding offices in downtown Toronto in order to better suit their corporate and employee profile. Injecting sustainability into the complete redesign led to the creation of a healthy staff work environment, including a full range of creative and collaborative work spaces from a formal boardroom to a ping-pong games room. The sustainably designed and constructed, LEED Canada-CI Silver certified space has even led to Workopolis increasing their in-person client meetings to showcase their new offices. Read More ›

Grimsby Town Hall

Green Reason’s role: LEED ConsultantsLocated in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario, the Grimsby Town Hall expansion project is built on the site of the former Town Hall, reusing a large portion of the existing building with several new additions. Green Reason joined the project team after value engineering aimed at reducing construction costs had eliminated major elements of the original sustainable design. By incorporating recommended lower-cost sustainable elements and emphasizing sustainable construction techniques, the team completed the project and were rewarded with a LEED® Canada-NC Silver certification. Read More ›

Leon's Roundhouse

Green Reason’s role: LEED Consultants When Leon’s, a major furniture retailer, decided to create a niche urban market retail store in a heritage building sensitive to public scrutiny, a unique approach was required to balance the sustainability agenda with respect for the historic building. The project preserved the best of the heritage setting showcasing the original architecture while demonstrating how to integrate sustainable strategies into a restored building. Upon completion, Leon’s at the Roundhouse not only won the approval of early critics, but was also awarded LEED® Canada-CI Gold Certification. The project received ARIDO 2010 Awards of Merit for Restoration and Adaptive Reuse and Sustainable Design. Read More ›

Green Grind

Green Reason’s role: Project Managers and LEED Consultants The Green Grind’s mission is to provide customers first class coffee without harm to the environment. One aspect of this commitment to sustainability was the design and construction of the cafe to achieve LEED certification. With a limited budget, the renovation project exceeded the initial sustainability goals and created a unique atmosphere using only furniture either purchased from reuse stores or created from salvaged materials. The Green Grind won a Green Toronto Award of Excellence for Building Design, ARIDO 2010 Awards of Merit for Restaurant and Sustainable Design, and earned LEED® Canada-CI Gold Certification. Read More ›

Aisling Discoveries

Green Reason’s role: Project Managers and LEED® ConsultantsAisling Discoveries, a non-profit organization, wanted to create a beautiful space specifically suited for the children and families that use their autism treatment program. The budget was tight and the organization faced a fixed move date to avoid rental on two facilities. In addition to being done on time and under budget, Aisling Discoveries is LEED® Canada-CI Silver Certified. Read More ›

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